Maldives

Flora in Maldives

Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower
Flora in Maldives, flower

FLORA

Coconut palms, mangroves, pandanuses, bread trees and very tall specimens of Ficus Benghalensis (named “Nika”) are the most common plants in the Maldives.
Coconuts palms, which can reach up to a 25-meter height, produce coconuts, leaves, fibres and wood; they reproduce naturally, as nuts fall from the trees and germinate.
The mangroves live between land and sea: they have long roots plunging into the water and are one of the few land plants that can tolerate sea water and salt.
The pandanus, a tree that can reach an 8-meter height, produces red-orange fruits used in particular types of food.

Cocco and Ficus Benghalensis in the Maldives

Cocco and Ficus Benghalensis

Banana trees in the Maldives

Banana trees

Ficus Benghalensis in the Maldives

Ficus Benghalensis

In many islands, it is possible to find mangos, papayas, limes, bananas and bread trees. It is easy to come across some of the most famous ornamental plants, such as bougainvilleas, hibiscuses and frangipanis.

Bred trees in the Maldives

Bred trees

Papaya in the Maldives Papaya in the Maldives Papaya in the Maldives

Papaya

Flowers in the Maldives